26 MAI 2014 NEWS: Göbeklitepe - Werowocomoco - Bannockburn - Williamsburg - Lannion - Moorea -






TURQUIEN 66987 1 Göbeklitepe - Excavations in the world’s oldest temple, Göbeklitepe, which is often described as “the zero point in history,” are to be protected by two large roofs that are being built. The head of the excavations, Professor Klaus Schmidt, said a canal-like formation was unexpectedly revealed during the construction of the two roofs. He added that two symposiums would be organized this year for the 20th anniversary of the start of the Göbeklitepe excavations. 
Schmidt added that this year’s works had started on April 15 at the ancient site in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa, and would continue until the end of this month. “A team of 20 academics and 30 workers have been working in the area and work will start again in the fall,” he added.


USAShutterstock 49262680 Werowocomoco -Land along the York River -- believed to be the former center of a vast Indian empire before the first Europeans settled in Virginia -- is garnering White House attention. President Barack Obama has set aside $6 million to make 250 acres in Gloucester part of the National Park System. Archaeologists and Indians believe the land called Werowocomoco was the seat of powerful chief Powhatan. Powhatan oversaw an empire that included 30 political divisions and 15,000 to 20,000 Indians at the time Capt. John Smith and his fellow settlers established the first permanent English settlement in North America in 1607.

ROYAUME UNI - Bannockburn - The Quest for Bannockburn aims to use archaeological finds to shed new light on just how Robert the Bruce achieved one of the most incredible victories in history. With the help of the country’s greatest minds, 3D computer-generated graphics and a good old-fashioned spade, the intrepid pair chart the battle’s final, nail-biting 48 hours and recreate the landscape and environment which determined this seismic moment in British history. In the process, they hope to discover the battle’s true location. By June 23 1314, the English army was in sight of Stirling Castle. If Edward II did not relieve the besieged castle by the following day, the Commander had agreed, in a pact with Bruce, he would surrender it to the Scots. Strategically, Stirling was of vital importance to the English. It was the key to the Kingdom of Scotland and Edward II was determined the castle (and Scotland) would remain in his hands. Just to the south west of Stirling, wedged between the M9 motorway and the edge of town lies the “New Park”. This small hill stands just above a stream called “the Bannockburn”. Most visitors believe this to be the location where Bruce’s army attacked Edward’s, to prevent him reaching Stirling Castle.


USAWilliamsburg Williamsburg - Of all the public buildings that helped define life in 18th-century Williamsburg, the most conspicuous absence in today's restored colonial capital may be the Market House that once stood near the Powder Magazine on Duke of Gloucester Street. That's why Colonial Williamsburg archaeologists have been investigating the Market Square site so closely for the past few weeks, probing for signs of the 1757 structure that was an important center of the town's daily life until it was replaced in the mid-1830s. This was where the town and the country met, where tradesmen and itinerant higglers sold their wares, where slaves and workmen mixed with masters in a market filled with open stalls and carts and wagons. So we'd really like to be able to show that part of the town's life." Three other digs have explored the site in the past, including a 1934 excavation conducted as the 19th- and 20th-century church that covered its footprint was being razed during the early years of the Williamsburg restoration.


FRANCEUn site archeologique du neolithique lannion Lannion - Une équipe de sept archéologues de l'Institut national de recherches archéologiques préventives, mène actuellement une fouille sur le site de Kervouric, à Lannion. Les archéologues ont mis au jour les vestiges de trois maisons datant du néolithique ancien (4 800 ans avant Jésus-Christ). « Ces bâtiments sont les plus à l'Ouest de l'Europe connus à ce jour », précise Laurent Juhel, le responsable scientifique. Des objets de la vie quotidienne, tels que bracelets en pierre, bols en céramiques, silex, ont également été découverts.


TAHITI6661711 10049513 Moorea - Le site archéologique de ‘Opunohu avait été étudié par l’archéologue Roger Curtis GREEN au début des années 1960. Restauré pour la première fois en 1969, ses monuments sont exceptionnels à plus d’un titre. Il représente l’apogée de l’art architectural des chefs ari’i au XVIIè et XVIIè siècles. Leur état général était fortement dégradé : c’est pourquoi une restauration du site était nécessaire. Sa restauration et sa mise en œuvre a été l’occasion de tirer parti d’une réactualisation des informations culturelles se rapportant au site.